Google is not getting lost in translation

It was not a very subtle April Fool but it made a fine point. 
A Christian website posted a story saying Google had updated its translation software for believers so anyone “speaking in tongues” could have a translation done in the language of their choice.

Google Translate has become second nature for many people in France if they are not fluent and need a quick understanding of what a document says. Now the web giant is pushing it to work with speech.
It has not, yet, moved into the supernatural but its smartphones now offer on-the-fly translations of some languages plus text in photos. Google software translates 140 billion words every day.
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